11 Day Outback Rock & Rail Adventure | Sisterhood Womens Travel

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11 Day Outback Rock & Rail Adventure

11 Days  |  Departing Saturday 9th July 2016 and returning Tuesday 19th July 2016

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  • Visit to Darwin including City Sights Tour
  • Visit to Mindil Beach Sunset Markets
  • Visit to Kakadu National Park
  • Visit the Rock Art Galleries at Nourlangie
  • Yellow Waters Billabong Cruise
  • Visit to the Warradjan Cultural Centre
  • Overnight stay at Kakadu National Park
  • Visit to Heritage area of Ubirr
  • Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River
  • Visit to Arnhem Land
  • 2 Day Ghan Rail Journey from Darwin to Alice Springs – Gold Service
  • Visit to Alice Springs including a City Sights Tour including Standley Chasm
  • Visit to picturesque Ormiston Gorge
  • 2 Day Visit to Kings Canyon
  • Guided Climb to the rim of Kings Canyon (or less strenuous Canyon Floor walk)
  • 3 Day Visit to Ayers Rock Resort
  • BBQ Sunset Dinner
  • Sounds of Silence Dinner


  • Personally Escorted from Melbourne – your hostess is on hand to assist with making your holiday a memorable one
  • Return Airfares Melbourne/Darwin – Ayers Rock/Melbourne including luggage and taxes #
  • 2 Day Gold Service Ghan Rail Journey from Darwin to Alice Springs
  • Transfers throughout
  • All Meals as per itinerary including all meals onboard the Legendary Ghan
  • All Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Willing to Share Option available (subject to availability)
  • Document Distribution Day (meet and greet) subject to minimum numbers
  • Sisterhood Documentation and Travel Wallet
  • # Taxes subject to change


A minimum level of fitness is required to be able to participate on a Sisterhood tour. As a minimum you will need to be able to walk 2km on uneven ground, carry your own luggage and walk up a few flights of stairs.

** This tour is also being promoted through Travel & Cruise Castlemaine and may be of mixed company **

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Day 1 - Saturday 9 July 2016

Welcome to Darwin

Welcome to Sisterhood Womens Travel.  Meet your tour hostess and fellow travellers at the Melbourne Airport for our flight to Darwin departing at 8.00am.  Upon arrival into Darwin we’ll be transferred to our hotel with an afternoon at leisure.  Tonight we’ll visit the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Market with over 60 food and 130 craft vendors to explore.  A must do when in Darwin and a great way to end our first night in the Top End.  Hotel: Travelodge Mirambeena Resort.

Day 2 - Sunday 10 July 2016

Darwin City Sights (B)

Today we’ll enjoy a Darwin City Tour including the Botanic Gardens, Chinese Temple, East Point Military Precinct, Mooring Basin and Stokes Hill Wharf area.  There is time to explore the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.  We’ll visit the sites hit by Japanese air raids on Darwin during WWII in 1942, the largest attacks ever mounted by a foreign power against Australia.   Dinner: Charles Darwin Sunset Dinner Cruise (including return transfers). 

Hotel: Travelodge Mirambeena Resort.

Day 3 - Monday 11 July 2016

Darwin - Kakadu (B,L)

Today we’ll depart Darwin and travel along the Arnhem Highway, passing major river systems and wetland regions, into Kakadu National Park.  Located 257 kilometres east of Darwin, the national park covers 20,000 square kilometres of landscape varying from rocky escarpment that is home to historic Aboriginal rock art dating back thousands of years, to the floodplains that are abundant with wildlife. Stop at Nourlangie, where our Driver/Guide will lead us on a walk to view the rock art galleries.   After lunch, we’ll join a local guide on a cruise on the fabled Yellow Water Billabong searching for saltwater crocodiles and the colourful range of birdlife for which this region is renowned.  We’ll visit the Warradjan Cultural Centre to view the informative displays depicting the traditions of the Aboriginal people in Kakadu.
Hotel: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu.

Day 4 - Tuesday 12 July 2016

Kakadu - Darwin (B)

This morning we’ll visit the heritage area of Ubirr where you’ll have the opportunity to climb up through the ancient Aboriginal rock art galleries believed to be over 20,000 years old, to the lookout for the amazing view of the surrounding wetlands.  We’ll enjoy a Guluyambi Cruise along the East Alligator River.  Our Aboriginal guide will provide us with an insight into aboriginal culture including local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain as well as bush survival.  With special permission from the local people, we’ll be able to go ashore into Arnhem Land.  Before returning back to Darwin we’ll visit the Bowali Visitor Centre before returning to Darwin.  Hotel: Travelodge Mirambeena.

Day 5 - Wednesday 13 July 2016

All Aboard the Legendary Ghan (B,L,D)

This morning we’ll transfer to the Legendary Ghan to begin our journey south to Alice Springs.  Departing at 10.00am we’ll enjoy Gold Service cabins including all meals onboard with standard drinks.  Dine in the classically styled Queen Adelaide Restaurant Car.  With a choice of three included tours to enjoy upon arriving into Katherine including a Nitmiluk Gorge Cruise you’ll witness the splendour of Katherine Gorge and enjoy cuisine inspired by the flavours of the Outback.  Overnight onboard the Legendary Ghan.

Day 6 - Thursday 14 July 2016

Welcome to Alice Springs (B)

Welcome to Alice Springs, established in 1872 to relay messages between Darwin and Adelaide and the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provides a ‘mantle of safety’ to the people of the outback.  We’ll visit the School of Air, an educational service for children living in remote areas and Alice Springs.  Hotel: Chifley Hotel Alice Springs

Day 7 - Friday 15 July 2016

Standley Chasm & Simpsons Gap (B,L)

Today we’ll admire the rich plant and bird life at Standley Chasm.  See the amazing geology at Ellery Creek Big Hole.  Explore the Ochre Pits then it’s onto Ormiston Gorge before enjoy a glass of wine and ploughmans lunch at Glen Helen Homestead Lodge.  Hotel: Chifley Hotel Alice Springs.

Day 8 - Saturday 16 July 2016

Alice Springs - Kings Canyon (B)

Travelling south we’ll stop to visit a camel farm where there's time for an optional ride on these 'ships of the desert' (own expense) and later stop to view majestic Atila (Mt. Conner), before arriving at Kings Canyon Resort.  This afternoon there is free time to relax around the resort.

Hotel: Kings Canyon Resort.

Day 9 - Sunday 17 July 2016

Kings Canyon - Ayers Rock (B,D)

Today we enjoy a guided climb to the rim of Kings Canyon for marvellous views of Watarrka National Park (for those with a good level of fitness, sturdy shoes required). An easier walk along the boulder-strewn canyon floor is also available.   After our walk we’ll travel to the Ayers Rock Voyages Resort where we’ll enjoy a BBQ dinner whilst watching the beautiful sunset. 

Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort.

Day 10 - Monday 18 July 2016

Uluru (B,D)

Today a free day to explore Uluru at leisure with a range of optional activities to choose from.  This evening we’ll dine under the stars enjoying the Sounds of Silence dinner.  Let’s hope the stars turn on tonight!  A wonderful experience with Uluru providing an amazing backdrop.  Hotel: Desert Gardens Hotel, Ayers Rock Resort. 

Day 11 - Tuesday 19 July 2016

Uluru - Home (B)

Farewell Red Centre as we depart for Melbourne via Alice Springs.  Arriving into Melbourne approx.. 3.45pm. We thank you for joining us for your latest adventure and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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